IS THE ST.KITTS BULLFINCH STILL ALIVE?

Alejandro Sanchez is a Caribbean Naturalist. He is from Puerto Rico, where he is familiar with many land species including birds, and is extremely familiar with the Puerto Rican Bullfinch and the Lesser Antillean Bullfinch. He just visited St. Kitts with two companions, and they trekked up to the creator on Mt. Liamuiga on Friday, November 16, 2012. When I […]

THIRD NEW SIGHTING THIS YEAR

For the third time this year, a new bird has been spotted in St.Kitts. On Tuesday, October 22, the author spotted a Black-throated Green warbler high up in the hills at Bayfords. At that time I was uncertain what type of bird it was but fortunately managed to obtain a few photographs before it flew away. A Black-throated Green warbler […]

ANOTHER NEW SIGHTING FOR ST.KITTS

Another bird specie has been added to the list of birds observed in St. Kitts. On July 19, Glenroy Blanchette experienced an unexpected sighting in the Frigate Bay area, in the vicinity of the Southern end of the driving range of the Golf Course. He took some pictures of several small birds, and after quick research determined that they were […]

AIRPORT VISITORS!

A few days ago, Percy Hanley, bird enthusiast, received a call from the airport authorities that there we several birds nesting the airport tarmac, and asked him if he could identify the birds and if anything could be done to move or relocate the nests. After investigating, a few Black-necked stilts and about a dozen Least Turns were observed to […]

RARE BIRD SPOTTED IN NEVIS

New Record for St. Kitts & Nevis – 200th Bird Sighted!   The knowledge of our Heritage received a boost when a new & rare bird was spotted in Nevis. On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Professor Robert Ricklefs, Mark Ludlow, and three other ornithologists spotted an Anhinga flying over the rocks at the Car Ferry terminal in Nevis, while waiting […]

A STRANGE SIGHTING!

There is an area in St. Kitts on the eastern outskirts of the Capital called Bird Rock, and you would think the area is full of birds. Not so, really, Bird Rock is mostly a residential and small Industrial area, not close to any of the fresh water lakes on the island. Well imagine how surprised we were when passing […]

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FOR NEVIS …AND ST.KITTS

The following is a press release from Mark Michael Ludlow RPA, PHD Candidate, and founder of the Nevis Ornithological Society.  Dated March 1, 2012. MEMO Professor Robert E. Ricklefs, a world renowned Full Professor of Biology and Ornithology (author of 100’s of academic articles and books as well as the textbook Ecology, in its 7th edition), will be coming to Nevis […]

FIRST SIGHTING IN OVER 50 YEARS

On Monday, October 17, 2011, Percy Hanley spotted what appeared to be a White-Crowned Pigeon, high up in a Mango tree in a residential area of Fortlands. He spotted it quite by chance while driving. through the neighborhood. He called Mikey Ryan who lives just around the corner, who soon turned up with his camera and binos, and the sighting […]

NEW BIRD SPOTTED IN ST.KITTS

A new Bird has been sighted which has never previously been spotted in the Federation of St.Kitts & Nevis. On Friday, October 14th, 2011, birders Percy Hanley and Mikey Ryan observed a single Cinnamon Teal in one of the artifical ponds created by developers on the South East Peninsular. It is quite rare for this specie to be seen in […]

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According to the Society for the Conservation & Study of Caribbean Birds (S.C.S.C.B.) there are 770 species of Birds in the Caribbean region (excluding Trinidad & Tobago), of which 148 are endemic to the region, and at least 105 are found only on a single island. St. Kitts & Nevis has recorded 197 different species, but there is no doubt […]